East Coast Food Stories is a collection of visual and written stories that celebrate the way food connects us to our surroundings and each other. Inspired by the seaside lifestyle and the memories we make while gathered at the table, Michelle Doucette documents food culture in celebration of the traditions and innovations of people who are passionate about food.
I’m Michelle, a portrait, food and lifestyle photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
My inspiration comes from our province’s unique seaside lifestyle and the memories we make while gathered at the table. Through my work, I celebrate the traditions and innovations of local people who are passionate about food, and explore how this connects us to our landscape and each other.
If you haven’t been to Wild Caraway Restaurant and Café in Advocate Harbour, then you are missing out on a truly unique Nova Scotian culinary experience.
Each year, owners Sarah Griebel and Andrew Aitken host their annual Foraging Dinner, where they gather a variety of foods from nearby producers and forage for wild ingredients to create a locavore’s multi-course dream feast. 2018 marks their 9th year of hosting a truly locally sourced dinner that showcases some bold flavours, offering a unique perspective on the way we experience our regional cuisine.
Where do I go, who do I meet, and most importantly – what do I get to eat? Check out my portfolio for a sampling of the foods and faces that inspire me everyday.